Thursday, April 11, 2024

Crafty Friends

Hello and Happy Thursday! Time Out Challenge #261 starts today. It is an "Inspired By Words" Challenge which means we are to create a card inspired by the words in the challenge quote, which is:
"I'm a romantic! I live for long, dreamy walks down the craft aisle." ~

There are so many ways to go with this. You can zero in on one word like "romantic" or "aisle" or part of the quote like "long, dreamy walks", etc.

We are generously sponsored by Doodlebugs.

The challenge winner as chosen by the Design Team will receive a $25.00 Doodlebugs store credit. The winner will also receive an invitation to Guest Design with us for a future challenge.

We welcome Milla of Mustesormi, and winner of Time Out #257 as Guest Designer. Milla is a very talented crafter and a frequent player at Time Out. You can view her challenge card and link to her blog from the Time Out Challenge Blog. She has a great take on the inspiration words.

.I went with a "craft" theme for my mini slimline card using Spellbinders Paint Your World Collection. I created a background using strips of cardstock in pink and red hues and stamped splatters on it. I assembled a paintbrush of tulips and bristles, popped it up on the background and added the sentiment "Crafty friends are the best." I love these dies, and it was fun to put this together.

Please head over to the Time Out Challenge blog to see what Milla and the Design Team have created to inspire you. Think about the quote, and see how it inspires you. Then grab some supplies and start creating. I can't wait to see your project in the gallery. 

Remember, we allow links to a total of 5 challenges including ours. We also need you to tell us in your post, how you were inspired by the quote. Check out the rules in "how to play" on the sidebar of the challenge blog. See you in the gallery!

Project Details
Stamps/DiesSpellbinders Artful Tulip
Spellbinders Butterfly Burst Dies
Spellbinders Paint Your World Stamps
My Favorite Things Distressed Patterns Stamps
My Favorite Things Fishtail Flags Die-namics
Pinkfresh Studio Mini Slimline Essentials Bundle
Cardstock    110lb. & 80lb.Neenah Solar Crest
Various strips of pink & red cardstock.
Ranger Distress Woodgrain cardstock
SSS Matte Silver cardstock
Essentials By Ellen Ebony Black cardstock
 Ink VerssFine Onyx Black
Ink 3 Fleurette's Atelier Ink - Shark Tooth White 
Embellishments Hero Arts Metallic Decor Silver Dot Stickers
Other WOW Clear Embossing Powder
Spellbinders Platinum Plus Die Cutting &
Embossing Machine
Scor-Pal Score Board
Fiskars 12" SureCut Deluxe Craft Paper Trimmer
MISTI Stamping Tool
My Sweet Petunia Precision Glue Press
Scor-Pal Score Tape-1/4" & 1/8"
SU Dimensionals

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I Card Everyone said...

Girl, if I could only paint some of those tulips back where that stupid rabbit ate them from my garden!
I love that die set and really need to revisit it one day soon! LOve the gradient strips and you've found the perfect sentiment - as always!

Carol said...

Gorgeous use of color and design on all the elements of this card Stephanie! This is amazing!!! I am ashamed of my feeble attempts with this set now! Display it in your craft space!!!

Greta said...

Wonderful background and such a beautiful brush with the tulips!

Cindy Beach said...

WOW, you nailed this challenge, Stephanie! Your layered brush and flowers are so pretty! I love the striped bands of color. Thanks so much for joining us at The Flower Challenge!

Deepti Aggarwal said...

This is so a Gorgeous card, Stephanie. I really love how beautifully you have created this striped monochromatic backdrop for this beautiful paint brush with tulip. Love it so much. Hugsxx

Kate said...

Love the paint chip background for your paint brush Stephanie! And your paintbrush bouquet is just gorgeous! Hugs, Kate!

Bobby said...

I was certain that I had commented on your card, Stephanie. That paintbrush with the tulips growing from it is such a fun image and the colors are wonderful. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Time Out.